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Kathy Rosauer

 

Kathy A Kelly Rosauer, 58, of Prairie du Chien passed away Thursday, June 12, at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, following a brief illness. 

She was born May 14, 1956 in Wabasha, Minn. the daughter of Arthur and Marvel (Meyer) Wagner. She married James Kelly on May 27, 1972, who preceded her in death on March 26, 1992. She later married Bernard Rosauer on April 20, 2002. Bernie also preceded Kathy in death on April 14, 2010. She worked for the Opportunity Center for many years and most recently for Miniature Precision Components in Prairie du Chien. Kathy loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping and fishing. 

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13
Jun

Elizabeth June Schwarzhoff - Berns

 

Elizabeth June Schwarzhoff-Berns, 94, of Prairie du Chien, died Saturday, May 31, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born March 18, 1920, to Gephardt and Reva (Gilson) Meskimen in Waukon, Iowa. Elizabeth graduated from Waukon High School in 1938, and Beauty School in 1940.

Betty was united in marriage with Aloysius “Scoop” Schwarzhoff in January 1941, at St Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, Iowa. He passed away Aug. 16, 1980. She later married Roland Berns in March of 1987, and he passed away in May of 2003.

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13
Jun

Construction Cash winner - week 3

Maria McFarland, of Prairie du Chien, was the Courier Press’ Construction Cash winner for week three of the promotion. She registered at Coaches’ Family Restaurant. Molly Wasecheck, of Coaches, presented McFarland with $50 in Construction Cash to be spent at any of the 27 participating businesses. McFarland also received a Coaches’ gift certificate. Be sure to register at one of the local Construction Cash participating businesses, and you could be our next winner.

Thu
12
Jun

Etha Geraldine "Gerry" Blank

 

Etha Geraldine “Gerry” Blank, 83, of Guttenberg passed away Wednesday, June 11, at the River Living Center in Guttenberg. 

She was born Nov. 27, 1930 in Chariton, Iowa the daughter of Clint and Stella (Steele) Foster. 

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12
Jun

Mel Peter "Pete" Steele

 

Mel Peter “Pete”Steele, 74, of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, June 11, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, after a brief illness. 

Wed
11
Jun

Pattison wins mine lawsuit

 

 

Pattison Sand victorious in 

lawsuit against Riverway Board

By Ted Pennekamp

 

Wed
11
Jun

THIS WEEKEND'S RENDEZVOUS SCHEDULE

Prairie Villa Rendezvous 
Thursday-Sunday, June 12-15, 2014

Click here to view highlights of the Rendezvous!

St. Feriole Island
Prairie du Chien, WI
Event is free to spectators - You can come and go as you wish.

Tentative Schedule Below - subject to change.

Rendezvous vendors are to contact the Big River Long Rifle for registration information. 
       Rendezvous registration
Their address is: PO Box 184, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821; or email: brlrendv@gmail.com

Wed
11
Jun

Three escape van before it bursts into flames

On Friday, June 6 at 2:58 p.m., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a vehicle fire in Utica Township, on Highway 27 at the intersection with Johnstown Road.

A 2004 Mercury van owned and operated by Michelle Garland-Stern of Postville, Iowa was southbound on Highway 27. The driver said she heard a “pop,” looked back, and saw smoke. She stopped the van. She and her 11 and 12-year-old passengers exited the van before the van was engulfed in flame.

The Seneca Fire Department had difficulty extinguishing the fire due to a full gas tank which kept re-igniting. The fire was burning the highway surface so the fire department members enlisted a farmer and his tractor to roll the van off the highway and into the ditch where the fire was finally extinguished.

Highway 27 was partially blocked for approximately an hour and a half.

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11
Jun

Official cause is ‘undetermined’ in fire at Slumberland Furniture

The official cause of the April 13 fire that destroyed Slumberland Furniture in Prairie du Chien is “undetermined,” according to Fire Chief Harry Remz.

Remz reported Wednesday morning that investigators have been unable to prove any specific cause of the fire, leaving a giant question mark on what may started the Sunday night blaze. The fire left Slumberland in ruins and caused smoke damage to the remaining majority of Blackhawk Junction mall.

This “undetermined” determination comes nearly two months after the incident.

Remz stated that Slumberland Owner Rob Dowd said a demolition company should be on-scene soon to clean up the charred remains of his store.

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11
Jun

Talked to your ‘Block Captain’ lately?

The Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce has established a team of “Block Captains” to assist in spreading important business, construction and traffic details to other businesses on their blocks throughout the Marquette Road project. They will act as messengers at the bi-monthly meetings at City Hall, where the DOT, contractor and city update business owners on the project. These block captains will also seek information and relay answers back to their blockmates after each meeting. The block captains’ goal is to help keep the line of communication open and find the best solutions to issues as the city’s major thoroughfare is torn up. Pictured (from left) are Dave Bowar, Hardee’s; Brad Berthiaume, Collins and Associates; Brandon Standorf, Radio Shack/Dyer Communications; Sally Berns, Kwik Trip South; Tiffany Stevens, Kwik Trip North; and Bob Moses, Chamber director/CEO. (Photo by Correne Martin)

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